Baldwin County faces decades behind bars on child sex charges


BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — A Baldwin County man could face the next 30 years behind bars after entering into a plea agreement with federal prosecutors for possession and distribution of child pornography.

40-year-old Taras Hodivsky, Jr. was immediately taken into custody. A judge has taken the plea agreement under advisement.

Back in January, Hodivsky was arrested in Summerdale on rape, sodomy, enticing a child and sexual abuse of a child under 12.  The victim was 7 years old at the time of the crimes and the abuse reportedly occurred over a two-year span.

The federal charges came three months later and involved possession and sharing those images across state lines.

Sentencing on the federal charges is set for later this year.  Meanwhile, the Baldwin County District Attorney’s office tells News 5 they still plan to prosecute Hodivsky on the state charges.

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